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Thai industry group scales down tourism forecast, says 3 million jobs lost By Reuters


© Reuters. As Phuket opens to foreign tourists, a man cleans the beach. This is because fully-vaccinated foreigners will be able to travel to the island from July 1. Phuket, Thailand, June 29th, 2021. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/Files

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Foreign visitors in Thailand are expected at about 280,000 this year, down from half million projected earlier, a private tourism group said on Tuesday, as the country suffers a prolonged coronavirus outbreak.

In a statement, the Tourism Council of Thailand stated that the critical tourism industry has suffered 3 million job losses due to the pandemic.

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